Caracas vs Managua - Cost of Living Comparison

Caracas Managua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$916
$691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2170
$1763
🏠 One person rent
$358
$281
🏘️ Family rent
$557
$540
🍽️ Food expenses
$340
$260
🚐 Transport expenses
$130
$72.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$215
$361
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
55
34
😀 Quality of life
42
48
🏙️ Population
1.94M
937K

The cost of living in Caracas is 33% more expensive than in Managua. Cities ranked 5665th and 6619th ($916 vs $691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 2nd in Venezuela and Nicaragua, respectively. Check Venezuela vs Nicaragua comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Caracas compared to 0.5 months in Managua. Caracas ranked 1st best city to live in Venezuela vs Managua ranked 1st in Nicaragua, while ranked 6863rd and 6340th among best cities to live in the world.

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Caracas Managua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$5.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$28.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
$1.14
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$2.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
$211
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$162
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$667
$519
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
$42
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.1
$64.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.3
$67.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
21.92%
12.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$865
$984
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$987
$517
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.6
$9.63
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$13.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
$1.32
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$3.03
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.7
$8.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$3.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.26
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.71
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
$1.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.68
$3.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.22
$3.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.23
$1.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41
$30.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.21
$6.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.2
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$6.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.8
$54.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$78.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$63.3
$167
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6329
$4526

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11 km or 6.9 mi La Guaira
$700
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$678
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$774
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$771
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$681
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$702
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$679
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$760
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$762
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$751
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$702
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$614
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$682
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$690
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$557
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$636
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$681
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$680
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$708
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$672
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$680
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$670
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$869
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$698
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$680
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$731
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$697
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$704
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$679
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$683
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1524
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$685
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$688
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$701
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$749
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$628
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$798
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$703
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$696

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Masaya
$619
42 km or 26 mi Granada
$668
74 km or 46 mi Leon
$556
93 km or 58 mi Matagalpa
$514
95 km or 59 mi Juigalpa
$598
104 km or 65 mi Esteli
$509
108 km or 67 mi Chinandega
$539
108 km or 67 mi Jinotega
$453
109 km or 68 mi San Juan del Sur
$839
192 km or 119 mi Liberia
$661
211 km or 131 mi Tamarindo
$1132
239 km or 148 mi Tegucigalpa
$856
255 km or 159 mi San Miguel
$645
272 km or 169 mi Usulutan
$836
288 km or 179 mi Puntarenas
$735
297 km or 185 mi Comayagua
$678
303 km or 188 mi Santa Teresa
$837
326 km or 203 mi Alajuela
$834
335 km or 208 mi Heredia
$723
343 km or 213 mi San Jose
$1001
345 km or 214 mi Yoro
$823
361 km or 224 mi Soyapango
$816
361 km or 224 mi San Salvador
$965
361 km or 224 mi Cartago
$823
365 km or 227 mi Mejicanos
$750
365 km or 227 mi Apopa
$830
369 km or 229 mi Santa Tecla
$865
398 km or 247 mi El Progreso
$863
400 km or 248 mi Villanueva
$590
406 km or 252 mi La Lima
$621
408 km or 253 mi La Ceiba
$641
408 km or 254 mi Santa Ana
$909
412 km or 256 mi Sonsonate
$794
418 km or 260 mi San Pedro Sula
$811
427 km or 265 mi Limon
$846
430 km or 267 mi Choloma
$520
435 km or 270 mi Ahuachapan
$870
453 km or 282 mi Puerto Cortes
$691
489 km or 304 mi Jalapa
$801
533 km or 331 mi San Miguel Petapa
$731